P-Tu-136 Polymer-brush Supported Sulfonic Acid Catalysts

Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Ontario Exhibit Hall (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Wei Long, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
A new polymer brush supported sulfonic acid catalyst with high acid loading was prepared. To achieve better catalytic stability, a new surface initiator was synthesized and used for preparation of the material. The catalyst was tested in ester hydrolysis to investigate the catalytic performance in the presence of excess water.

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